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VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 12, 2024

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Feb. 12, 2024:   

Marijuana market bill heads to final House vote

Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

As the House took up its version of the legislation, Republican delegates didn’t object to a legal retail market, but voiced concerns about localities’ ability to opt-out of retail sales.

Virginia keeps even basic police data secret

Reported by Sam Stecklow for VCIJ

Data the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services refuses to release consists of some of the most basic information about public employees: their names and where they’ve worked. Over 30 states make this information public

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